‘A Joy Ride through Decades of American Culture & Automobile Design’

While my taste for classic cars leans towards the boxy Nash Metropolitan, Mercedes 190 and Volvo 240, I can appreciate a streamlined automobile. Even owned a Camaro once, although its power was totally wasted on me. But as a lover of good design, it’s exciting to hear that automobile designer and former Louisvillian Bill Porter is coming to town. Brought here by Kentucky to the World, Inc., he will discuss his decades at General Motors, designing some of their famous muscle cars, including 1968 Pontiac GTO and 1970-73 Pontiac Firebird 400. Porter will lead attendees through the era of tailfins to today’s preference for biomorphic car designs. No tickets will be sold at the door.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

Henry Clay Building
6:30 presentation | $25
604 S. Third St
897-3819
http://kentuckytotheworld.org

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‘A Joy Ride through Decades of American Culture & Automobile Design’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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